I was born in Longview, Texas and raised in Gilmer, Texas. I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. Most of my art pieces were in pencil, charcoal, or pen and ink until I was in college. I used to enter my art into the Gilmer Yamboree Art Show when I was In High School. I won first Place twice and Best of Show once. I served in the U.S. Army in the 25th Infantry Division after High School. It was in my second year of college that I picked up a paintbrush for the first time, and I was not very good at it. I think I have a decent eye for design and movement, and I know a few math tricks that help me a lot when working through the composition process, so I kept at it as a hobby while I pursued my career in various tech-related jobs. I’ve only been producing art full time since the quarantine of 2020. I’ve been creating an average of 1–2 paintings per month since then.
Most of my work starts out in Photoshop. I am a graphic designer by trade and using photoshop and a Wacom tablet (a digital drawing board with a digital pen) is how I start most of my sketches. Using a digital medium, I’m free to create and alter the composition of the work in an environment that is much more forgiving than traditional paint mediums. Once I feel good about the digital version of the work, I then begin the painting on canvas with traditional paint mediums. I’m not an avant-garde, or groundbreaking artist I simply paint what I like to look at, or something I would hang on my own wall. I like movement, bold color, and all of my paintings, no matter how different the subject matter, have one theme — Light.